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verb as in inspire

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Each summer — often several times a summer — my family drove over Tioga Pass, crossed the cattle guard up into Lundy Canyon, stripped on the rock beside the swimming hole, plunged into the snowmelt and emerged, elated and cleansed.

So, investors are bracing for the news, advertisers are being impacted to a greater extent than they might’ve anticipated and users probably won’t be elated by the content of the NYT article.

His victory elated the crowd of 135,000, the largest to watch a sports event since the coronavirus pandemic began, and the affection was mutual as he climbed a fence in joy, then ran down the track waving and saluting fans.

It was strange, but as he stared at the taped tubes, the image of scarcity elated him.

But as he held on through the dark and solemn forest path he grew less elate.

Success made Samuel Clemens merely elate, more kindly, more humanly generous.

First edition:— And my face bear his brand—mine, that once bore Love's badge elate!

Winnie was the only one whom this mystery did not seem to elate.

He had returned from his day's outing and his countenance shone elate.


On this page you'll find 23 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to elate, such as: exhilarate, cheer, encourage, and gladden.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.